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Lake Taupō - Paradise for Fishermen Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 Documentary

Lake Taupō - Paradise for Fishermen

Short Film (Full Length) – 1951 Documentary

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This National Film Unit promotional film begins at the Aratiatia rapids on the Waikato River and heads on up to Lake Taupō, where it chucks on the waders and casts into the waters of the volcanic crater lake, to extol the virtues of fishing for rainbow trout. The narration is firmly of its time: “Here’s one man’s idea of the complete angler: complete with radio and pretty girl. Maybe the fish won’t bite, but he’s planned a good day whatever line he uses.” Lake Taupō - Paradise for Fishermen was the NFU’s first production to be shot on 35mm colour film (specifically 35mm Ansco Colour).

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Betty McKinnon

Writer - Commentary

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Briton Chadwick

Narrator

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Bert Bridgman

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But even the fish will tell you that the real attraction is on the other end of the line.
– Narrator Briton Chadwick